Category: Hospitality

UCLA Luskin Conference Center sets a high bar for hospitality sustainability, features Wausau’s windows, doors and curtainwall

The recently opened University of California Los Angeles’ Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center (UCLA Luskin Conference Center) sets a new standard for conference centers and hotels, not just in a campus setting, but for the hospitality industry as a whole. Last year, the $162 million building earned LEED® Platinum certification and is considered one of the most sustainable hotels in the United States. Supporting UCLA Luskin Conference Center’s sustainability goals, acoustic performance and access to natural light were key contributors. Windows dominate the conference center’s lobby and meeting rooms, flooding the interior with sunshine. Wausau Window and Wall Systems provided high-performance windows, terrace doors and a curtainwall to help manage exterior noise and interior comfort, while contributing to the building’s overall energy efficiency.

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Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences on Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The clubhouse designed by J. Banks Design, is anchored by a sculptural tabby fireplace layered with driftwood and made out of a mixture of sand, lime, water and oyster shells. Tabby, a building material in the South Carolina low country for generations, respects the history of Kiawah Island while synchronizing land and sea. The clubhouse incorporates warmth from the oak floors while also bringing in a world of blues and a sophisticated nautical vibe.

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Oasis at Death Valley Resort Undergoing Major Renovation

OZ Architecture is leading the renovation of one of the nation’s unique resort destinations: the Oasis at Death Valley. The historic resort, operated by Xanterra Travel Collection, is undergoing a significant transformation that will bring a variety of new luxury amenities and facilities, while maintaining the historic ambiance, stylistic qualities and Mission architecture that have attracted visitors for over 100 years.

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Unveiling of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite

September 21, the International Day of Peace, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Sid Lee Architecture and MASSIVart announced the unveiling of the hotel’s newly redesigned Suite 1742, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their iconic Bed-In for Peace in 1969. 

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Hermitage Club Selects Superior Walls Precast Concrete Foundations

The Superior Walls Xi Plus wall systems selected by the Hermitage Club construction team include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams to help ensure energy efficiency in the townhomes. Facing against the environment, the panels have a concrete face shell backed 4-1/2” of expanded polystyrene rigid foam insulation and ½” DOW Thermax polyisocyanurate rigid board insulation.

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Maldives’ Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases heritage of the region

The design of Maldives’ new Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases the traditional history and heritage of the region with custom-made, locally produced elements throughout. Natural building materials and decorations (wood, stone, coconut thatching) were used in construction to ensure that the style remains in touch with nature.

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LMN Architects celebrates opening of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC) puts cultural arts at the heart of urban vitality, establishing a core identity and focal point for a rapidly growing, richly diverse community. This multi-functional 46,013-square-foot center and adjacent civic park are positioned to catalyze ongoing development and investment in the city for years to come, ensuring Federal Way’s vibrant future in the region.

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Oculus Inc. acquires Staicoff Design Company

Oculus Inc., a full-service architecture and interior design firm headquartered in St. Louis, announced the acquisition of Staicoff Design Company, an award-winning hospitality interiors design firm that serves clients nationally from its base in Portland, Ore. Staicoff Design will operate as a division of Oculus Inc. and the brand will anchor the Oculus hospitality business group. James Staicoff, principal and founder of Staicoff Design, will serve as Director of Hospitality for Oculus Inc.

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The Study at University City Honored with Prestigious Architectural Design Award

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized DIGSAU and Hospitality3 with a prestigious citywide Architectural Excellence Design Honor Award in the built category for their design of the Study at University City. The boutique hotel opened in January 2017 at the crossroads of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia.

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Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

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